Parking in the attached garage costs $4 / day; consider carpooling or using public transportation, as well.
The following notes are being left here for future use (planning PyOhio 2009, for example.)
- Room for approximately 100-150 attendees.
A single room or area big enough to hold everyone for a plenary session or two.
(Is a plenary session mandatory? - CatherineDevlin)
- Space to break up into 2 concurrent talks of ~50 attendees each, plus 2 Open Space groups of ~ 20 each
- Wireless! Absolutely crucial if we have sprints, very desirable otherwise
- Ohio Supercomputing Center
They did, after all, put this on: http://www.osc.edu/press/releases/2007/python.shtml
- Universities / colleges
- - OSU - Ohio University: Lancaster Campus (30 mi SE of Columbus) - Columbus State Community College - Franklin University - Otterbein - Ohio Dominican
- High schools
The Columbus Public Library has a very generous policy on letting groups meet: http://evanced.columbuslibrary.org/evanced/lib/roomrequest.asp
- Auditorium fits "200" (I think that's optimistic, but the point is it should be enough for us, even for a plenary)
- Auditorium has 22 power outlets; that should be fine, especially if we supplement with some power strips
- Can serve food in auditorium
- "Board room" seats 30
- "the Loft", classroom with 20 computers already in place
- 2 small conference rooms seating 15 and 10
- Some of the rooms come with projectors
- Lots of extra spaces could be used as overflow open space: glassed-in group study areas, etc.
- They're OK with us reserving all the rooms
- Rooms are pretty
- No charge
- Well-known, central location
- Accessible by bus
- Parking in attached garage is not free (but it's $4 / day, that's really not bad)
- Rooms are not all contiguous (but I think it's OK for people to walk through the library a little bit)
- Private company
- Anyplace with substantial Python-using population might be willing
- Training companies
- The Cincinnati and Dayton branches of New Horizons have been friendly to user groups; is that true of Columbus?
- It looks like a nice facility, and it's said they have some Python users. My only worry is that they'll want $, but it can't hurt to ask.
- Art centers, community centers
- I believe these would all require payment.